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Poster: Claverhouse Date: Jan 5, 2016 11:14pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Crossing My Fingers- the Beta format is Unusable

Did the better interface come to pass ? The new Flat Style makes it pretty well impossible to find anything, quite apart from being very fugly.

It would be great to be able to use the Archive again, and maybe there's a link on the internet to a decent older interface ?


Thanks. I just don't go to sites with Flat Style/Metro cos they all look indistinguishable.

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Poster: garthus1 Date: Jan 6, 2016 8:30am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Crossing My Fingers- the Beta format is Unusable

Claverhouse,

We are working on it right now. It will be integrated into our Info-portal site. Just too much to work on right now. Yes I do not like the look and feel of these new styles ... it gives the impression of being lost. Just hope they leave the classic site up for a bit longer. Shoot me an email at garthus801@gmail.com and we will notify you when it is up.

Gerry

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Poster: BNRToast Date: Jan 6, 2016 2:21pm
Forum: texts Subject: The Beta format is now your only choice.

Those are chilling words to many of us.
And never has a verifiable reason been given for the need to destroy the good version nor does it seem that any regular user input or admin suggestion has been adopted. It seems odd that the good and the new versions can now coexist but the good one HAS to go soon.
It is my hope that when the next big fad comes to the Archive in a couple of years it will allow user customization of the pages. I will immediately make the text visible to limited sight users. Meanwhile Garthus I know many would be happy to see things when you are ready.

Whoops, went to the new site by accident and all the forums disappeared. I guess that's next.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Jan 7, 2016 6:02am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: The Beta format is now your only choice.

forums are still there. there is a tab when a forum is part of af a collection. e.g.:
https://archive.org/details/texts&;tab=forum

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Poster: Dupenhagen Moonbat Date: May 16, 2016 3:00pm
Forum: texts Subject: The Ampersand Must Be Escaped

The HTML anchor tag (see http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_a.asp) must be provided and the ampersand must be escaped with & -- (see http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_entities.asp) in order to display the URL correctly:

https://archive.org/details/texts&tab=forum .

To see how to wrangle the ampersand in the wild, right-click on this very Forums page, select "View page source," then Ctrl-F the string "Dupenhagen Moonbat on 2016-05-16" and it'll show you exactly how to lasso that (ampersand) animal so it doesn't make a mess of your HTML-clad posts:

Dupenhagen_Moonbat-view-source.jpg

'Bat out.

P.S. The poster (Yours Truly) sincerely hopes the "view-source" screenshot displays as a flyin' fuggin' mess on your mobile. Look up from your "device," smell a rose, smile at someone (in person, not by "emoji)," hug your kid, then take her or his mobile (a thing which should hang harmlessly above their head over the crib, not grind away at their DNA with ionizing radiation) away, and give them a break from the damage your "gift" to them is doing to their geometrically multiplying cells.


This post was modified by Dupenhagen Moonbat on 2016-05-16 22:00:19

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Poster: BNRToast Date: Jan 14, 2016 1:53pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: The Ampersand Must Be Escaped

Once again thanks Mr M. You did help link to the text forum but the good old main conglomerated entrance page was a bit like a village green. Now the entrance page is just floating icons without any real organization. The original entrance page housed a link to almost everything at the Archive on one screen.

This was the forum or village green.

https://archive.org/iathreads/posts-display-new.php?limit=50

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Jan 7, 2016 6:02am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: The Beta format is now your only choice.

forums are still there. there is a tab when a forum is part of af a collection. e.g.:
https://archive.org/details/texts&;tab=forum

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Poster: BNRToast Date: Jan 7, 2016 11:40am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: The Beta format is now your only choice.

Jeff,
You've been a helpful presence for years so I will type this gently. The new page you suggest is nothing like the user friendly set-up of the real Archive entrance page. I'm sure some new people have stumbled on to the fact that there are forums here and users can interact, but I know I will not be able to find that suggested page again without a bookmark.
And not to take shots but the four duplicate posting by an admin at the site indicate there is a need for more people to fix the things that are breaking instead of creating another gee-whiz thing to tap fingers on.
And if the guy who runs the place ever lands his hover-board near there, please mention the collection admin screen customization thing. If I could set my collection page up for my main user base (limited sight and shaky) it would be a help. They'd rather hear text to speech proxy logs than have more tiles magically repopulate their screen.
My unproductive complaining has taken enough of our time. Thanks for what you can do.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Jan 7, 2016 6:02am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: The Beta format is now your only choice.

forums are still there. there is a tab when a forum is part of af a collection. e.g.:
https://archive.org/details/texts&;tab=forum

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Jan 7, 2016 6:02am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: The Beta format is now your only choice.

forums are still there. there is a tab when a forum is part of af a collection. e.g.:
https://archive.org/details/texts&;tab=forum